In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

-Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

In the dominant Western religious system, the love of God is essentially the same as the belief in God, in God’s existence, God’s justice, God’s love. The love of God is essentially a thought experience. In the Eastern religions and in mysticism, the love of God is an intense feeling experience of oneness, inseparably linked with the expression of this love in every act of living.

Erich Fromm
The deepest need of the human being is to overcome ourseparateness, to leave the prison of our loneliness.
Erich Fromm

The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.

Erich Fromm
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm

Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.

Erich Fromm
The pleasure in complete domination over another person (or other animate creature) is the very essence of the sadistic drive. Another way of formulating the same thought is to say that the aim of sadism is to transform man into a thing, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life - freedom.
Erich Fromm

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich From

Erich Fromm
If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it.
Erich Fromm

Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh; an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book.

Erich Fromm
Freedom does not mean license.